Monday, April 25, 2011


I have all the parts cut for 12 blocks, but my machine is in the shop, so no sewing is happening.  The finished "block" is really a block quarter, with four of these making a whole block.  I designed the quilt using EQ7, so I have all the borders and sashing planned, and I know how much fabric it will use.  I'll be using some of my "leaders and enders" four-patch blocks for the border, so at least one border and all the blocks will be made from actual "scraps"!

I finally unpacked my oriental flowered "stack n whack" quilt and plan to continue with the machine quilting this week.  Then hopefully my Pfaff will be back from the doctor, and I can get busy piecing again.  I guess I could also plan the quilt for the fairy tale redwork blocks that I stitched over the winter.  I'm always trying to find an interesting way to show off the blocks, and I need to use up some of my redwork "go withs" fabrics too!
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  1. I am putting off taking my machine in for service since I will miss it terribly :(

  2. You're all ready to go when your machine is back--looking forward to seeing the pieces "in action".

  3. I actually went out and bought a second machine (a $240 brother from hancocks) so I could take my machine in for it's service. And STILL have not taken it in for service.


  4. Hope the machine comes back soon. It seems a long time since you first mentioned it... but hey, my memory is gone! Thanks for sharing

  5. Having a sewing machine in the shop is so frustrating! Seems you are so much more inclined to have time and sew when you can't! Hope it's up and running soon.

  6. I try to plan the basic cleaning service call for when I am traveling - I don't miss it as much. I'm lucky to have a featherweight as a backup and as a travel machine.

    I think I have a couple stack and whacks in my UFO pile!



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